Trigger Warning: Sexual Advances towards Children, Internalized Misogyny.
A parent posed a question in a crunchy parenting Facebook group about her nine year old daughter wearing “sexy” clothes; short shorts and crop tops. She wanted to know how to tell her daughter it was not okay to wear those clothes. I immediately thought about how I would try to say something similar to Wee One (WO), and I looked ahead at to see what other parents suggested. You know, tips for the future. That’s when I realize my internalized misogyny.
Continue reading “Unwanted Sexual Advances”
Yesterday was another day to Stand On Every Corner, and, for the first time in a new location, I stood alone.
Continue reading “how dare we?”
I have been struggling with how much to include Wee One on with regards to my activism, which has stepped up in the past year or so.
Continue reading “Activist Mothering”
The COOLEST thing happened yesterday.
Continue reading “I Am Doing Something”
Warning, or promise, depending on your perspective: Profanity laden rant ahead. Also, possible trigger warning for rape.
Continue reading “But What About The Men?”
Here it is, two days after Thanksgiving. The holiday season has officially begun, and with that, the season of holiday parties and eating. At the same time, we will hear people cursing their own appearance. “I feel fat.” “Ugh – so fat!” “I ate so much!” Blah blah fishcakes.
Is it especially true among mothers? Maybe not, but the effects can be quite far reaching, because the kids pick up on it.
Continue reading “Beauty and Appearance”
For so many people, this is a national day of shopping. For Native Americans, the day after Thanksgiving is a time of betrayal and genocide. Here, and Here, and there’s a lot of information about the original tribe, the Wampanoag and what they did for the settlers here
Continue reading “National Day Of Mourning”
In doing my research for this week by seeking Native American voices, I found several sources that pointed me in the right direction.
Continue reading “Native American Experience Blogroll”